Construction Superintendent, Washington, DC

Cherokee Federal

Dc, WA

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Construction Superintendent, Washington, DC

Join a construction team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Environmental Solutions (CNES) specializes in comprehensive construction project planning, management and execution. Customers count on CNES for design-build and design-bid-build construction management, including pre-construction services, estimating, scheduling, general contracting, program and project management, and quality control and safety management. It’s a team who can handle every detail – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Environmental Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit

Summary: This is a pipeline for future hiring needs

The Construction Superintendent will oversee construction of the projects in the field, provide leadership to field staff and coordinate with Safety and Quality Officers to ensure successful completion of all trade work. This is heavily involved with the mechanical trades as a focus.

Essential Duties &   Responsibilities:

Includes the Following:

  • Report to and work closely with the Project Manager to ensure timely and quality completion of construction process.  Work is performed on a Full-Time basis
  • Oversees all MEP field work and day to day onsite activities.
  • Manages labor force to achieve optimum performance.
  • Reviews and understands equipment budgets and negotiate rental rates.
  • Provides leadership in quality process.
  • Provides leadership in the safety and accident prevention programs.
  • Documents daily construction activities.
  • Assists in development of Detailed Scope of Work.
  • Chairs weekly subcontractor coordination meetings.
  • Issues and maintains short term schedules.
  • Verifies that drawings are kept current.
  • Reviews Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) and conducts routine safety meetings and inspections.
  • Abides by safety rules and regulations.
  • Assists in the Preconstruction process.
  • Assists in development of detailed CPM Schedule.
  • Develops a project site logistics plan.
  • Supports review of project costs and identify areas for improvement.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of contract documents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • Oversee construction of the project in the field.  Provide leadership to field staff and coordinate with Safety and Quality Officers to ensure successful completion of all trade work.
  • Report to and work closely with the Project Manager to ensure timely and quality completion of construction process. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; a High School Diploma Required
  • OSHA 10 and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience and/or education as a Construction Superintendent
  • Experience with Federal Government Projects is strongly desired
  • Previous experience directing and coordinating trades and experience in managing multiple projects concurrently is required
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contract documents, blueprints, specifications, engineering reports, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, subcontractors, or employees of organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Possess knowledge of all facets of ground up building construction.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, have reliable transportation, a clear driving record and comply with Cherokee-Federal and the government’s Motor Vehicle Policies
  • Present professional image always, self-Motivated, independent worker
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project) a must
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

Work Environment:

  • Combination of office setting and construction site. 
  • Work will involve physical labor, mental and visual efforts due to the nature of the job

Cherokee Federal has suspended it’s COVID mandate.  However, it’s important to note that Cherokee Federal employees are included as covered employees in U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, which mandates Covid vaccines for federal contractors. Executive Order 14042 is currently not subject to enforcement by the Federal government. Therefore, Cherokee Federal has suspended application of the mandate and continues to monitor the government’s guidance on administration of any vaccine requirement.

CNB offers discretionary annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.CNB offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans for regular full-time employees, 401(k) with 100% match up to 6%, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more.  Paid sick leave is provided in accordance with applicable law.


Cherokee Federal is a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S.  As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing and mission solutions portfolios – ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics.

Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions.  Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why Cherokee Federal? Visit to learn why you should join our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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